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Public Speaking Payoff: The Presentation ROI of $55,000/Minute

Public Speaking Payoff: The Presentation ROI of $55,000/Minute | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
In his Ted talk, Bryan Stevenson uses the power of storytelling to reach minds and hearts.

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Story and emotion connect. Data and statistics alone do not. We need stories and emotion to make it real for our listeners.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:48 PM

Will this give you some ideas on how to pitch your investment to a panel of investors or a boardroom full of venture capitalists?

Connect on an emotional level first, then go to numbers and facts.

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 8, 2014 12:08 PM

a model for some purposes

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, March 8, 2014 2:53 PM

A "must" read for every leader, presenter, teacher, student, and any other communication enthusiast.

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How to practice your key presentation

How to practice your key presentation | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Elite performers know the value of presentation practice and repetition to success. Here are some simple tips to help you practice your presentations.
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Practice, Practice and practice again.
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Can Microsoft's Sway supercharge your listing presentations? | Inman

Can Microsoft's Sway supercharge your listing presentations? | Inman | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Now that millennials outnumber baby boomers, it might be time to dust off your presentation skills in order to appeal to wider audiences that are accustomed to the bells and whistles of Keynote, Emaze, Prezi and the like. Whether you are loyal to Microsoft Office or spurned that software suite many moons ago, its new presentation app, Sway, is worthy of a double-take as you craft your next listing presentation.
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Speaking Authentically Makes All the Difference for Leaders...and Everyone Else Too

Speaking Authentically Makes All the Difference for Leaders...and Everyone Else Too | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
If you are anything like us, you clap politely at the end of your boss's boss's boss's overly scripted presentation and then turn your attention to thoughts of a free lunch as the smell of catered food and Sterno catches your nose.
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Business is really about people. Real people. The sooner business presenters realise that, and get real instead of trying to be some mythical, neutral being, the better. Great article that also demonstrates the power of story to engage authentically.

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How to make a presentation on camera

How to make a presentation on camera | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Some great tips and advice how to make a presentation on camera from my recent conversations with Alexa Fischer
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Some great insights from Alexa on presenting on camera.

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Choosing, Training a Spokesperson - Prof KRG

Choosing, Training a Spokesperson - Prof KRG | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Use these points to help choose a spokesperson well and prepare him/her for the task of representing your organization.
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Having the wrong spokesperson for your business can negatively impact your brand really quickly. This excellent article from Kenna Griffin outlines the key issues and the steps you can take to develop people into good spokespeople and brand ambassadors.

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Assassinate Your Audience With A Killer Presentation

Assassinate Your Audience With A Killer Presentation | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Presenting to clients or colleagues is a fear that even extroverts experience. Make it interesting for you, follow our tips, and the rest will take care of itself
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OK - so this might be an example of taking headline creation one step too far in the cause of standing out from the crowd. Killing your audience is clearly far worse than giving them a quick bit of sleep catch up. Still, worth a read though, and it's short so no need to snooze at all.

For more tips and ideas on presentations visit http://www.speakingandpresenting.com

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3 Most Critical Steps To Storytelling -

3 Most Critical Steps To Storytelling - | Business Presentations | Scoop.it

Via Rhana Kozak, Bobby Dillard
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Here is a guy who is certainly walking the talk.

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Rhana Kozak's curator insight, December 10, 2014 9:56 PM

Your story, your physicality, your generosity - Bo Eason wisdom.

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Visualizing data with Infograph Widgets – A better way to present boring data

Visualizing data with Infograph Widgets – A better way to present boring data | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
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Finding simple ways to make your data visual, combined with stroy telling makes for a compelling presentation. See a good example here http://youtu.be/ey2lOeooA8g

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Presentation skills podcast interview reveals the secrets of great presentation

Presentation skills podcast interview reveals the secrets of great presentation | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
In the Mastering Presentation Skills Podcast Richard Lock is interviewed by John Colley - The Six Minute Strategist.
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This is a 45 minute interview I gave for the Online Learning Podcast. John is a fellow Udemy instructor so the discussion covers both 'in the room' and 'online' presentations issues.

For a shorter excerpt, visit my you tube channel at http://youtu.be/PLpgIQIaMyw

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5 Strategies to Hook an Audience in 18 Minutes or Less

5 Strategies to Hook an Audience in 18 Minutes or Less | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Attention spans are shorter than ever these days. Follow these 5 tips for creating speeches that will keep your audience focused on you.
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Some interesting ideas here, some of which are new to me. Anything that encourages shorter presentations is fine by me. The article does seem to presuppose the use of slides. Never forget there is a no slide option. Now that's a daring idea. 

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The Bid Coach's curator insight, September 19, 2014 9:35 AM

We need to hook people within the first minute or so, or risk loosing them forever. Some useful tips here.

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A Speech Is Not an Essay

A Speech Is Not an Essay | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Put the paper down.
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Reading to an audience is a performance art of itself - and very challenging, even with really good material. Generally reading your presentation is the quickest way to disengage your audience. 

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5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
How to say a few words.
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Investing time in preparation is always the best strategy, yet not always possible. If you do find you suddenly have to speak 'on the spot' here are some useful tips.

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Great Presentation Made Easy

Great Presentation Made Easy | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Great Presentation Made Easy - Stop Nerves, Build Confidence.
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My first online course is now published and has received it's first 5* review. Learn great presentation skills any time, any place. It is like having access to your personal presentation coach just when you need it. It is great value too - lifetime access to all this for less than a few coffees.

***Great new review now received from a student in Australia.***

B????y Fantastic! This Course is a MUST For ANY presenter

Richard, I tip my virtual hat to you! This course has been absolutely fantastic. It's provided more helpful, hints, tips & strategies than I can poke a rather long stick at. For anyone that does presenting regardless of your experience - This course really does nail it! It's clear, concise and to the point. It's definitely one of those courses, the more you watch and re-watch the more value and benefit you'll gain. Well done!

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Three techniques for making your presentation memorable | Management | BDlive

Three techniques for making your presentation memorable | Management | BDlive | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
In most talks, you are trying to affect the ‘explicit memory’ of your audience
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The connections point made in this article is key. Your whole presentation should flow as a continuous story

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Five Ways To Stop Boring People To Death With Your Data Presentations

Five Ways To Stop Boring People To Death With Your Data Presentations | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Most of us have sat through at least one classic data-laden presentation. They're deathly boring, and worse, they're usually ineffective. Here's what you can do to solve big data's big communications problem.
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Never forget, your job is to convey what the numbers mean - not just the numbers.

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LucaVanin's curator insight, June 14, 2015 5:07 AM

Dati, statistiche, grafici e... NOIA!!!!

Una combinazione indispensabile o facilmente evitabile?

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Make a presentation? Not me, I'm no actor

Make a presentation? Not me, I'm no actor | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Making a presentation does not need acting skills, it needs performance skills and it's important to understand the difference
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Put away the 5 & 9 make up. It's good to simply be yourself when presenting.

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20 Tips For Giving Fabulous Presentations

20 Tips For Giving Fabulous Presentations | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
We’ve all experienced a presentation about a topic in which we were really interested, only to be let down by the presenter. It’s a terrible feeling, expecting one thing and getting another. Espe…
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Good reminders  of things to consider.

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5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk | Science of People

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk | Science of People | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
What makes a successful TED talk? We endeavored to find out. Why do some TED talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere?
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Great information from Vanessa Van Edwards. After asking audiences to study TED talks she has identified  5 success secrets. No surprises you might argue, but still well worth a read.

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Presentation Tips

Here are a few tips to improve your presentation.
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Useful ideas to keep front of mind when you are preparing or giving a presentation.

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The Bid Coach's curator insight, February 9, 2015 1:47 AM

Some of these slides provide some great tips! Well worth flicking through!

 

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How do you use PowerPoint?

How do you use PowerPoint? | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
How do you use PowerPoint to get the best from your presentations.
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It's important to know your slides are designed for the purpose you are using them. Many presenters design for one thing and use for another.

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Things You Should Never Say When Pitching Your Idea

Things You Should Never Say When Pitching Your Idea | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
When you're enthusiastic about your own ideas and want everyone to share that excitement, it's too easy to let your words get ahead of you.
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Some excellent tips on pitching your idea, along with some pitfalls to avoid.

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6 Things the Best Speakers Never Do

6 Things the Best Speakers Never Do | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Whether you're talking football, engineering, or acting, you've seen the best and brightest make mistakes. Fumbles, crashes, bloopers -- the losses can be minor or tragic....
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As a speaker, it is our job to make an audience feel comfortable with us. When they are, it leaves them free to concentrate on our message, which ironically may be an uncomfortable one. When an audience is uncomfortable, it means we have drawn their attention to something other than our key messages and they are off on a journey of self discovery. The audience is now consciously looking for evidence to confirm why it is uncomfortable and you have lost the opportunity to hit home your message.

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The Bid Coach's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:32 AM

These are things that its all to easy to do, so be aware and make sure you don't fall into the trap of doing one or more of them!

They're all things that you can and should control (including yourself) so make sure that you do - thorough preparation and planning is the best way to ensure you stay clear of them all.

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Presentation Journeys of Self Discovery

Presentation Journeys of Self Discovery | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
How different are presentation journeys of self discovery to personal development ones
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This weeks Apple launch event attracted my attention in ways that were not intended.

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5 sins that will send a conference audience to sleep - Business Matters

5 sins that will send a conference audience to sleep - Business Matters | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there; politely sitting through a number of conference presentations mentally compiling shopping lists or daydreaming about the summer holidays instead of actually listening.
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No surprises here, yet the behaviour is still very common on conference platforms.

If you want avoid making the same mistakes use this link to get over 50% off my online course Great Presentation Made Easy.

https://www.udemy.com/the-engaging-presenter/?couponCode=SAP40813GA100

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Why Good Presentation Matters

Why Good Presentation Matters | Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Good presentation matters if you want to get your ideas heard and your key messages received and understood. What part does good presentation play in your success?
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People under estimate the importance of good presentation skills.

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